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    Barry F's Avatar
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    Smile Hello! You seem like nice people!

    Hi,

    Just a few quick lines to say hello. I've been lurking for a while and having recently bought my first LF camera, a 5x4 De Vere monorail, thought I'd join the forum.

    I'm a 53 yrs old cop, living in the NW of England, Bolton, and been seriously interested in photography since 1988 when I picked up my first SLR.

    Since then I've progressed, and regressed (became too snap happy with the advent of digital cameras), and currently use 35mm film, D-SLR, 645 Bronica and, as above, the 5x4 (well I will be when I get my head round some guy called Scheimpflug ).

    I'll be using the 5x4 for architecture and landscape photography - works out much cheaper than a 35mm or 645 tilt/shift lens and far better quality.

    As I retire from the police in 4 years time I recently enrolled on a 4 year part-time foundation degree course starting in September - more for self-esteem than anything else. This course was the main reason for getting the 5x4 - can't wait to get started with it.

    Anyway enough from me. Nice to be here

    Barry
    Last edited by Barry F; 14-Jun-2006 at 14:43.

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    Re: Hello! You seem like nice people!

    Welcome Barry, have fun!
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    Re: Hello! You seem like nice people!

    Oh don't let our niceness fool you. Grin.

    Welcome aboard.

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    Re: Hello! You seem like nice people!

    Welcome, Barry.

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    Re: Hello! You seem like nice people!

    Hi Barry.

    We are nice people - mostly! Welcome aboard.

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    Re: Hello! You seem like nice people!

    Welcome Barry! The folks here are an interesting and NICE batch if I may say so.

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    Re: Hello! You seem like nice people!

    We even argue nicely...

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    Re: Hello! You seem like nice people!

    Hello Barry,

    Welcome to the club... yes, there are some really great people here. And, a few who like to argue too!

    Cop??? I thought you policemen were called "bobbies" over there!

    Great idea to enroll in a course... self-esteem or not. It's a smart move to get the correct foundations in place... especially in large format.

    And, afterwards, who knows?

    Fine Art photography?

    Cheers
    Life in the fast lane!

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    Re: Hello! You seem like nice people!

    Welcome, Barry, from another forum "newbie" -- joined last month after the changeover.

    35, MF, digital, and now LF? Sounds like you've got all the formats covered. Hope to see you around.

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    Re: Hello! You seem like nice people!

    Welcome!

    I'm a large-format newbie too (I've owned 5x4 for all of four days!) but I've already learned a lot thanks to the forums here. I'm sure you'll enjoy the site.

    Jim

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